An award of “an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract” with a potential value of US$270m has been given by the US Navy’s Air Systems Command to Raytheon in order to support V-22 Osprey systems, testing and software. The work will be performed by Raytheon Intelligence, Information and Services at its facility in Indianapolis, USA.
Under the contract, the company will provide V-22 software support activity systems and software engineering, avionics integration, testing, and acquisition support. This work begins in February 2015 and is expected to conclude December 2019 .
“We have been part of the V-22 program since its start. Our expertise in modernizing aircraft like V-22 will ensure its pilots have the best tools to be combat effective and return safely,” said Todd Probert, vice president for Mission Support and Modernization.
“We continue to focus on affordable solutions that help our customers sustain and modernize their existing fleets instead of bearing the enormous cost of procuring new platforms.”
The V-22 is a joint-service, multi-mission combat aircraft that combines the mobility of a helicopter with the long-range, high-speed cruise performance of a turboprop aircraft.